Resistance-minimising strategies for introducing a novel antibiotic for gonorrhoea treatment: a mathematical modelling study

  11 September 2023

Gonorrhoea is a highly prevalent sexually transmitted infection and an urgent public health concern because of increasing antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Only ceftriaxone remains as the recommended treatment in the USA. With the prospect of new anti-gonococcal antibiotics being approved, we aimed to evaluate how to deploy a new drug to maximise its clinically useful lifespan.

Our study argues for rapid introduction of new anti-gonococcal antibiotics, recognising that the feasibility of each strategy must incorporate cost, safety, and other practical concerns. The analyses should be revisited once robust estimates of key parameters—ie, the likelihood of emergence of resistance and fitness costs of resistance for the new antibiotic—are available.

Further reading: The Lancet Microbe
Author(s): Emily Reichert et al
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